Crop Protection

MSU Extension sets blueberry pre-harvest meeting

Michigan State University researchers and other berry experts will be presenting information at the MSU Extension blueberry pre-harvest meeting. The meeting is from 5-7 p.m. June 9 at the Van Buren Intermediate School District Conference... more »

EPA approves AgBiome fungicide

AgBiome Inc. announced its newest product, Theia fungicide, has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. Theia delivers broad spectrum foliar and soil disease control for high-value fruit and vegetable crops. It protects crops through... more »

Lessons from Macrophomina in chickpea for strawberry growers

Gerald Holmes, director of the Strawberry Center at California Polytechnic State University, shares three takeaways from a study on Macrophomina in chickpea that can benefit strawberry growers. See Holmes' key takeaways below. It’s helpful to... more »

Michigan lawmakers ask Congress to address fertilizer cost, supply

Michigan legislators have approved resolutions calling on Congress to address fertilizer price increases and shortages. Inflation and supply chain issues have led to rising costs and lack of availability of some fertilizers. On May 25,... more »

Pest Friends set to infest family game nights

Despite the fictitious details, anyone who plays a new board game, Pest Friends, can count on learning real lessons in integrated pest management. The educational strategy game, which challenges two or more players to grow... more »

Grapevine pest found in California wine county

Napa County, California, agricultural officials are asking growers to be alert after a single adult western grapeleaf skeletonizer, a “voracious” eater of grape leaves, was found in a major wine production area. The pest was... more »

New field trials show efficacy of Biotalys’ first biocontrol Evoca

Biotalys, an Agricultural Technology (AgTech) company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, has unveiled the promising results of its latest field trials with its biocontrol Evoca. In 2021, an extensive program of 150... more »

Vestaron raises $82M in investment round

Vestaron recently closed Series C fundraising efforts, bringing in $82 million from new and existing investors at the peptide-based biological crop protection company. Lead investors include Ordway Selections and Cavallo Ventures. Argonautic Ventures, Fortistar and... more »

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